Another Debbi Bliss jumper for a little boy

Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

I began this jumper while we were on holiday in Cornwall  (and gosh, wasn’t I glad to have it with me when our clutch went on the journey home and I had a few unexpected hours to fill in.)  The finished article has just come down to London with me today and I was expecting it to be put into storage for about a year, or six months at most. Having chosen the options for a child aged 3-4 ( and having added another couple of cms to the length both of the body and the sleeves) I was a bit surprised our 19 month old doesn’t look especially swamped in it. This is the same pattern as I made here  and I have already started another one, this time also for a 3-4 year old but with a band of Fair Isle around the bottom – now I see I’d better get on with it.

Little boy in Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Little boy in Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Little boy 10 months in Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

Little boy 10 months in Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper


Little boy of 19 months in Debbie Bliss pattern for 2 colour raglan jumper

After seeing the photographs I have just trimmed his fringe! Although small person has modelled the shoulder seams beautifully, none of the photos show that the neckband is in fact 2 rows of the mauve wool and 2 of grey which was necessary as I ran out of the former. They always used to say that Coleman’s Mustard made a fortune for Coleman because of what was left on the plate and not eaten. A similar thing might be true of Debbie Bliss as each pattern I have made up has left me with substantial amounts of each colour of the wool used. I have nearly enough for a whole new striped jumper … but not quite enough … so I’ll have to buy some more… Very clever; where will it end?

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  1. Penny Cross
    Posted September 13, 2015 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Beautiful choice of muted colours, Mary, and expertly knitted as well as made up. I like ‘textured’ seams as you’ve chosen – i.e. standing slightly proud – so they become part of the finished work of art – which this is.

    My knitting, and indeed all my planned craft work, seems to be on the back burner awaiting some kind of kick-start. Perhaps I’m seasonally motivated we’ll see what happens when strong wind and heavy rain from the North Sea hits us. But also my grandchildren (and their parents) are growing away from handknits so I may eventually choose to knit something for this very worthwhile organisation.

    Had a wonderful visit to the Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden yesterday, and afterwards to the nearby village of Great Bardfield, to follow an informal art trail to see where Edward Bawden, Eric Ravilious et al lived, finishing up at Between The Lines, a small-but-perfect independent bookshop who provided us with the most delicious coffee and amazingly gorgeous homemade cake – lemon iced sponge with lemon curd filling. And it was gluten-free. Must make one today.

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 13, 2015 at 7:58 pm | Permalink

      Kind as ever, Penny, thank you.
      The change of season can be difficult. I used to think long winter evenings by the fire mean more sewing but I now realise that I prefer doing most sewing in daylight – knitting seems better for winter evenings. Knitting for people you don’t know and then saying goodbye completely to what you’ve just made is very altruistic.
      Your informal art trail sounds great – I’ve never been to Gt B but have long wanted to. Your day sounds delicious.

  2. Posted September 13, 2015 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I suspect the Colemans’ Effect does hold for all craft supplies. Still, the jumper has turned out well, and I’m sure you will think of something for the leftovers!

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 13, 2015 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

      This is of course true.

  3. Posted September 14, 2015 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Lovely jumper Mary! Jolly colours and a very happy little boy too… I think you are starting to build a stash of yarn – something I have in rather embarrassingly large amounts… I believe my stash would fit into the SABLE category i.e. Stash Absolutely Beyond Life Expectancy! I am not alone though…

    Have fun with your knitting. Have you joined Ravelry yet?

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:43 am | Permalink

      And here we go, with knitting I’m at the bottom of another learning curve. I went into John Lewis to match the blue wool I’d begun my Fair Isle strip with – and wouldn’t you know it, they didn’t have the colour; only hope my projected visit to Loop this Friday (didn’t manage it last week, child care intervened and grandson and wool shop wouldn’t mix!) otherwise will have to do stripes. Oh dear, the prospect of building SABLE is alarming.
      Have not yet joined Ravelry as I have a lot on the go at the moment … but will.

  4. Posted September 15, 2015 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful little jumper Mary, your grandson looks adorable in it x

    • Mary Addison
      Posted September 16, 2015 at 9:44 am | Permalink

      Thank you Penny. I must say I love this very simple pattern.

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